Bus, Bike, Walk to the Public Market

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Come and experience one of Rochester's most popular institutions, the City of Rochester Public Market! Avoid Saturday parking and traffic challenges by taking our shuttle and/or trolley, riding the bus, riding your bike, or walking!

By Public Transportation (Bus)

Rochester Regional Transit Service (RTS) bus routes serve the Public Market District. Check out their online trip planner (note: the Market's address is 280 N. Union Street, 14609)

Bus schedules are also available at the Market Office.

You can also get information about bus service by calling the RTS customer service line at (585) 288-1700.

The MarketMobile: Our Downtown-East End Garage Free Shuttle

On regular Market Saturdays from June through September, and for four of six Wednesday night monthly Food Truck Rodeos (June through September), the Market will be running a quick, easy, comfortable, convenient and FREE shuttle from the East End Parking Garage at the corner of East Main and Scio Streets. Avoid congestion and parking challenges around the Market by taking the MarketMobile Shuttle!  Parking is free in the East End Garage on Saturdays, too! (Standard evening parking rates apply on Wednesday nights, for Food Truck Rodeos.)

The Shuttle travels in roughly 20-minute loops between the stop on East Main Street, near the corner of Main and Scio (right in front of the East End Garage), and the Market stop at the end of the footpath/footbridge that takes pedestrians and our on-grounds Trolley (see below) over Union Street onto the grounds of the Market.  Look for the MarketMobile Shuttle Stop signs!

On Saturdays, the first Shuttle leaves the East End Garage at 8 a.m.; the last one leaves the Market at 1:00 p.m.
On Food Truck Rodeo Wednesdays, the first Shuttle leaves the East End Garage at 5:30 p.m.; the last one leaves the Market at 9:30 p.m.

 See our MarketMobile Shuttle Map 

By Bicycle

Enjoy the best possible parking at the Market by riding your bike! Bike racks are on the back side of the Market Office (the two-story brick house at the center of the grounds), and near the bikeprogramstickerUnion Street and Railroad Street archway entries. Several covered bike racks are part of the bike parking near the Union Street entry. Enjoy easier and safer access to the Market via the rail-to-trail pedestrian/bike/trolley bridge over Union Street!

Bike Benefits Incentive/Reward Program

Market cyclists can now join our new incentive/reward program! Every week that registered participants ride their bikes to the Market, they can enter to win $25 in Market Gift Tokens!  There's no limit to the number of times you could win--as long as you keep biking to the Market, you'll be eligible to win every week you ride!

Note: Cycling is getting better and better in the city! Check out www.cityofrochester.gov/bikerochester.  

On-Grounds Trolley

The Market operates its own internal transit system in the form of a trolley, that will--for free!--deliver you and your weighty Market purchases back to your vehicles in the surrounding City-owned lots.  Look for the tractor and trolley trailer circulating around the Market grounds; there are several pick up points.  

Walking

The City maintains an excellent sidewalk system in all areas around and leading into the Market, and it's going to get even better when the East Main Arts and Market District Plan is actualized!

For More Information

Contact us at (585) 428-6907 or email pmarket@cityofrochester.gov.

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